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Reading Orientalism : Said and the unsaid

Author: Daniel Martin Varisco
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007.
Series: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Varisco, Daniel Martin.
Reading Orientalism.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)1002182573
Named Person: Edward W Said; Edward W Said; Edward W Said; Edward Said; Edward W Said
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Martin Varisco
ISBN: 9780295987583 0295987588 9780295987521 0295987529
OCLC Number: 122338184
Description: xvi, 501 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Orienting Orientalism --
"One that cannot now be rewritten" --
Defin[ess]ing Orientalism --
Verbalizing an orient --
The growth (benign, cancerous, or otherwise) of Orientalism --
The said and the unsaid in Said's magnum opus orientale --
Dissing orientalism: all that Said has done --
Drawing the fault lines --
Self-critique more than mere image --
A novel argument out of blurred genres --
The seductive charms of and against orientalism --
Presenting and representing orientalism --
The essential[ism] problem --
What is said (but true?) about Said --
Beyond the binary.
Series Title: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Responsibility: Daniel Martin Varisco.
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The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more  Read more...

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